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Senegalese twists, otherwise known as rope twists, are a protective style that is not only utilitarian, but it also serves as a striking addition to any hair styling routine. When hair needs a break or rest, especially from any harsh treatments/chemicals or heat damage, try twist styles for their versatility and elegance. Twists can be worn up or down, braided or knotted; for the office or kicking it, this style is a must-have in any lady’s hair gamut.

Senegalese Twist Hairstyles FAQ

How to do Senegalese twists? Styling can be done at home or in the salon. Natural hair is moisturized and pre-parted. Strands of Kanekalon hair or Marley hair are attached one by one to each section, as you are twisting.

What kind of hair is used? All styles use either Marley hair or Kanekalon hair. Both can be found at most beauty supply shops.

What kind of styles can you achieve once you’ve got the twists? There are many creative and inspiring styles, including updos, free-flowing twists and half up styles. Check out the ideas below.

#1: Blue Braids for Days

With an asymmetrical top knot and two simple braids, this dramatic indigo blue style will demand attention. For a woman who isn’t afraid to be a little bold, it’s exactly what’s needed. To achieve this texture, opt for thin twists with Kanekalon hair.

thin blue Senegalese twists with Kanekalon hair

 

#2: Golden Tower of Twists

Featuring medium Senegalese twists toned with golden splendor, this style beckons to be seen. A high top knot with designer shaved sides, this look is for a woman who wants to be edgy. See a few burgundy pieces placed randomly? You can sure add some spice to your base color.

Senegalese twists with side undershaves

 

#3: Twisted Pompadour

For a playful look, try a faux-fringe the classic way. This vintage style is timeless and can be worn all the way up or, in this case, half up/half down. Either way, the side-sweeping fringe frames any face shape and highlights the eyes.

half updo for Senegalese twists

 

#4: Creative Twisted Updo

An updo is a classic hairstyle for African American ladies, and it’s equally suitable for work and play. Add some extra knots, twists, or braids to modernize your style. This look is beautiful from every angle. Ways to accessorize – add some bows, flowers, or feathers to really make it unique.

Senegalese twists twisted updo

 

#5: Marbled Braided Up-do

The eye-popping blond specks on the braided up-do are a lovely addition to the Senegalese twist hair battle. This updo’s sexy appeal doesn’t only come from its shape and curves, but also from its ability to highlight any woman’s face and neck.

two-tone thin twists in updo

 

#6: Chunky Purple Rain Twists

This half-up/half-down style with by a back flip-knot and some gorgeous electric purple twists, is a quick, easy style for those with little time on their hands. The thick twists taper towards the bottom, adding body to the top and sides of the head and offering more manageable ends.

thick Senegalese twists with purple highlights

 

#7: The Hi-Bun Bow

A high bun that loosely falls into a girly bow is a great compliment to the hair repertoire of any gal on the go. Perfect for medium to large twists, it’s for those who want to have an avant-garde hairstyle without all the fuss.

bow updo for Senegalese twists

 

#8: Thin Highlighted Twists

For a Senegalese twist hairstyle that won’t weight a girl down, choose small rope twists with an added color throughout for a dramatic effect. How to style? Pull the braids back into a low bun for a more serious look, or wear them freely hanging to let them shine and dance around your shoulders.

low bun for melange Senegalese twists

 

#9: Side Parted Twists

A side part is flirtatious and fun. The part is held in place with a crocheted braid on either side. The long rope twists are feminine. Ways to accessorize – for an individualized look, add a subtle or bold color through highlights.

Senegalese twists with highlights and side part

 

#10: Mohawk Braid

Being initially a symbol of rebelliousness, Mohawk can now be considered a staple in the collection of African American female hairstyles. Shaved sides make the Mohawk even bolder and the twisted braid adds a whimsical element to the look. So, you get a style that’s both edgy and girly.

mohawk updo with Senegalese twists

 

#11: Easy Pull Back

The classic Senegalese twist in a simple, pulled-back carefree style is appropriate for low-stress chic that requires little to no effort. Use medium size twists for a manageable half-ponytail or make a full pony.

half pony with Senegalese twists

 

#12: Double Knot

It’s a double knot or double bun, piled delicately atop the cascading down rope twists. Just as easy as a single bun, it’s twice impressive and less hackneyed. It’s reminiscent of a Mohawk and could be the one if the knots trailed down to the nape of the neck.

two buns half updo for Senegalese twists

 

#13: The Sleek Pony

When you want a no-stress style that can be done in seconds, opt for a sleek pony. How to style? Use colored hairbands or personalized accents to customize this classic look.

ponytail for Senegalese twists

 

#14: Sexy Red Slick-Back

Take a risk and go for red. A head-full of colored Senegalese twists can be stunning, but for a modern twist, try a colored section in the centre. Red is passion and drama, so be audacious and let the world know. Be different, any color would be equally as attractive.

red and black melange Senegalese twists

 

#15: Twisted Half-Up Do

Showing off the face, this half-up do adds a distinctive flair. It is another effortless style made for a busy woman or a woman who wants low-maintenance but attractive hair.

half up ponytail for Senegalese twists

 

#16: Back Bun Twist

The extra-long twists accentuate the elegance of the low bun. This time it’s a relaxed bun that is loosely braided or twisted around itself. This takes no time to create, and the results are quite impressive. Why not to use this style for a first date?

half up bun for thin melange Senegalese twists

 

#17: Thick High Bun

Here’s a simple and cute updo for a woman who would rather keep her twists out of her way, or for a woman who wants an easy style with panache. The thick bun can be worn on the crown of the head and is best for medium to large Senegalese twists.

golden blonde and black Senegalese twist bun updo

 

#18: Low Half Updo

Like other half-up/half-down styles, this one plays with loosely tied Senegalese twists. Style like a simple flip-in ponytail, but use only a half of your twists. This style works for a family event or a casual dinner with friends.

Senegalese twists flip in half up ponytail

 

#19: Raised Bun

With twists you often do not need any intricate hairstyles to look beautiful. Eye-catching for its height and interwoven color, this style works for a quick last minute event or a hassle-free travel look.

simple half up hairstyle for Senegalese twists

 

#20: Goldie Locks Rocks

If only Goldie Locks could’ve had such a stunning Senegalese twist style. A coil of glimmering gold gives this look a magical feel that would be perfect for any event that requires an attention-calling coiffure. Best for small to medium twists.

fancy hairstyle with golden blonde Senegalese twists

 

Senegalese twist styles give a woman distinctiveness while at the same time protecting her natural hair. It’s truly the perfect twist for a modern woman. Try any of these Senegalese twist hairstyles today!

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Lena-Hamm
By Lena-Hamm 04/28/2017 16:53:00
 

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